More diverse candidates are on the ballot for Harrisburg in 2022, but Latinos are largely left out
This disconnect is particularly notable in Allentown, a majority-Latino city.
Pennsylvania’s new legislative maps OK-ed by state Supreme Court
The 4-page order found that the new lines, approved in a bipartisan 4-1 vote last month, are constitutional.
SCOTUS denies emergency injunction, kicks Pa. congressional map challenge back to lower court
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an emergency request from a group of Pennsylvania Republicans seeking to block the commonwealth’s new congressional map. The one-page order issued Monday evening, instead keeps the case, whose plaintiffs include two GOP congressional hopefuls, in front of a panel of three U.S. district judges. The order did not note […]
GOP appeals to SCOTUS to overturn new Pa. congressional map
A group of Pennsylvania voters, including two Republican congressional candidates, are asking for the U.S. Supreme Court to override the state Supreme Court’s choice for the commonwealth’s new congressional map. Ending months of uncertainty, justices picked a map last week submitted by a national group aligned with the Democratic Party, and represented by Democratic attorney […]
New congressional map makes Swiss cheese of Swissvale, complicating Pittsburgh primary
The architect of the split defended it, saying it was necessary to avoid a court challenge.
Pa. Supreme Court court picks national Dems’ map as new congressional plan
(*This breaking story was updated at 12 p.m. with additional information on the plaintiffs, federal legal challenge, nd the justices, at 12:25 p.m. with additional information on the map, and 1:12 p.m. with comment from House Republicans and attorney Adam Bonin and 1:25 p.m. with Gov. Tom Wolf.) Pennsylvania’s highest court has picked a map […]
Pa. House Republicans ask court to toss proposed legislative maps, reuse current lines in 2022
In a Thursday filing,, House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, called for the maps of 203 state House seats and 50 Senate districts to be redrawn 'without race as a predominant factor'
Ballot access on the docket as courts consider what’s next for Pennsylvania’s maps
'“Our candidates are ready to hit the ground running,' Democratic consultant Marty Santalucia told the Capital-Star. 'We’re waiting for the starting pistol.'
Latino advocate promises lawsuit against new Pa. legislative maps
Victor Martinez, a Lehigh Valley radio station owner who has been a vocal critic of the maps, told the Capital-Star that he was setting up a meeting of other like-minded community members to talk over how — not if — to file a lawsuit.
Pa. Supreme Court suspends candidate petitions pending redistricting suits
The high court made the decision in an order issued on Wednesday afternoon.
Pa. judge suggests Supreme Court adopt GOP lawmakers’ congressional map
The map is 'functionally tantamount to the voice and will of the People,' Commonwealth Court Patricia McCullough wrote.
Panel approves final Pa. legislative maps in bipartisan vote
Supporters hope they'll increase minority representation, but House Republicans are skeptical.